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MCN  says:

You ask/you answer: Are sat-navs really necesarry?

"When I need to, I strap a knackered old map to my tank to get me from A to B. My friends all seem to use sat-navs but I don’t see the point. They are hugely expensive and fiddly, having to attach and detach them after every use must be irritating. Are there really any benefits that my trusty map can’t...

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Jul 05

Posts: 43

occytherp says:

useful addition not replacement

I use both a sat nav and maps when touring in England and Europe. Maps for planning off route riding to explore, but when I have a deadline to get to a ferry or place to stay, then I use a sat nav. But my sat nav is an addition, not a replacement for common sense or my eyes and ears. It certainly should not dictate how a bend is taken or positioning on a road, this is technology to assist riding pleasure, not take out the human element to increase safety.

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Aug 10

Posts: 57

sar02 says:

When i worked for a major telephone company i found my satnav invaluable in getting me to a customer, now i am retired and the owner of a lousy memory the satnav helps me ride around Britain and Europe without having to make frequent stops to refresh my memory to find out just where i am.

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

Not that keen on them

I do use them occasionally in the car if working away, although they aren't brilliant at finding their way round industrial estates in my experience.

Never bother with it on a bike, I just check a map when I stop for fuel if I need to.

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